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Transporter The Series: TNT Picks Up Two Seasons

Transporter The Series on TNTTNT has picked up seasons one and two of Transporter The Series, a new TV series based on the Transporter feature film series. The show was originally slated to air on Cinemax but that cable channel dropped it.

Here are the details:

Transporter The Series Coming to TNT in Fall 2014

TNT Lands U.S. Television Rights to Action-Packed Drama As Production Begins on Second Season in Morocco

TNT has picked up Transporter The Series, making the network the U.S. television home for the exhilarating, adrenaline-charged series based on the smash-hit movie franchise. TNT will air the first and second seasons of the series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network in fall 2014. Season two, which is slated to premiere worldwide in late 2014, will go into production Feb. 26, with shooting planned for Morocco, the Czech Republic and Canada.

Transporter The Series stars British actor Chris Vance, whose credits include Prison Break, Dexter and Burn Notice. A familiar face to TNT viewers, Vance has a recurring role on the network’s hit series Rizzoli & Isles, in which he plays Lt. Col. Charles “Casey” Jones, Jane Rizzoli’s on-again-off-again romantic interest.

Transporter The Series centers on Frank Martin (Vance), a professional “transporter” paid to pick up and deliver people or cargo from anywhere in the world. Frank is the very best at what he does and handles only the most difficult dangerous and assignments. Transporter The Series features dry wit, exotic locations, heart-pounding action and nail-biting suspense.

“Transporter The Series is a roller-coaster ride with big-screen action, fantastic locations and an extremely charismatic lead in Chris Vance,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “The Transporter franchise is a proven winner embraced by movie and television viewers around the globe, and we’re proud that TNT will become the television home for fans in the United States. Transporter The Series is a perfect addition to TNT’s lineup, as we continue to expand our reach with such action-packed dramas as our upcoming Legends and The Last Ship.”

Transporter The Series is produced by Atlantique Productions, with executive producer Olivier Bibas (Borgia, Jo), and QVF Inc., with producer Susan Murdoch (Doomstown, Dan for Mayor). The series is commissioned in France by M6 and in Canada by The Movie Network and Movie Central. Award-winning writer and producer Frank Spotnitz (X-Files, Hunted, Strikeback) has come on board as the new showrunner and executive producer of the 12-episode second season. Also serving as executive producers are Chris Vance and award-winning producer Fred Fuchs (The Godfather: Part III, Bram Stoker’s Dracula).

About Atlantique Productions
Atlantique Productions is a production company dedicated to high-end drama programs for the global market and is headed by Olivier Bibas. Over the years, Atlantique fostered a strong network of creative and financial partners in Europe, as well as in North America, allowing it to bring together the best talents from both sides of the pond. All of Atlantique’s productions are shot in English and sold around the world, including Borgia (38 x 52 min – Canal+, 3 seasons, licensed in over 70 countries, including the US/Netflix, Germany/ZDF); Transporter The Series (12 x 52 min – licensed in over 130 countries, including France/M6, Germany/RTL, Canada/HBO Canada); Jo (8 x 45 min – TF1, Sat1, Fox International); and Death in Paradise (8 x 60 min – France Télévisions, BBC).

About QVF Inc.
QVF Inc. is a boutique entertainment company with a legacy of excellence in the production of long form and series television. Headed by Susan Murdoch, QVF has been a trusted production partner and originator of award-winning, high quality television product. More information about QVF can be found on the company’s website at http://www.qvfinc.com.

About TNT
TNT is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable’s top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies, Perception, Dallas, Franklin & Bash and Mob City. TNT’s upcoming slate of scripted dramas includes the original series Legends, The Last Ship and Murder in the First, as well as Transporter The Series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network this fall. TNT also features dramatic unscripted originals like Cold Justice, Boston’s Finest, Marshal Law: Texas,APB with Troy Dunn and the upcoming Private Lives of Nashville Wives, Save Our Business, Inside Job, On the Menu (working title), Wake Up Call (working title) and Life Flight. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Hawaii Five-0, Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

What do you think? Does this sound like a good idea for a series?

 

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Gregory Sorrentino October 27, 2014 at 2:52 pm

transporter tv series is one of a very few great non-reality shows on tv. I could watch the show every day. Not only does the show have a great deal of action but the plots are simple but entertaining. I like that. I like to enjoy a tv show rather than spending the whole hour trying to understand it….. My only complaint is that I can’t buy season #1 on DVD in The USA.

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it sucks October 19, 2014 at 8:41 pm

show was horrible

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yanks March 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

transporter series is ok-not fantastic-but some parts r grt-hope they show in right eps order–if anyone knows–other countries,have all shown in different order

as for reality crap-rubbish–theres more new listed,reality/than good drama/action.and that’s not right

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Kate Fredericks January 31, 2014 at 9:40 am

I have to say, I am not overwhelmed by the shows TNT is choosing. They had wonderful shows which either ended or got canceled. I think I read somewhere that they are going to debut two new sitcoms, too. Yeah, that’s my signal to head out of the room and find a much better one! Good luck, TNT. Perhaps for the first time, the lack of us baby boomers will be noticed. We have much higher expectations than sitcoms and shows based on Cartoon characters.

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Tha Critic January 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

No thanks, TNT. Can this and the Nashville Wives show you got coming.

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